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NASA spacecraft aims to put mystery planets on galactic map

By MARCIA DUNN,  AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Calling all planets that orbit around bright, nearby stars: NASA's new Tess spacecraft is looking...

Space sports car now flying toward asteroid belt beyond Mars

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond...

Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A newly discovered object from another star system that's passing through ours is shaped like...

NASA seeks nickname for tiny, icy world on solar system edge

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Heads up, armchair travelers. NASA is seeking a nickname for a tiny, icy world on the...

10 commercial satellites launched from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Ten commercial Earth-imaging satellites have been launched into space from California. An Orbital ATK Minotaur C rocket blasted...

Astronomers Measure Milky Way with Radio Waves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A collection of radio telescopes that spans thousands of miles and is remotely operated from central New Mexico has measured...

Astronomers Find Twin Stars Eating Planets!

No, it's not Marvel's Galactus "The Devourer of Worlds," but these two stars have devoured up to 15 planets so far! They're named Kronos...

NASA Finds a Three-Planet System in Hyades Cluster

It's exciting to find a younger brother planet or Earth 2.0, so to speak. But before we project our dreams of an ideal life...

8-Ton Chinese Space Station Crashing into Earth This Year… Somewhere

China's first space station laboratory, "Heavenly Palace 1" (Tiangong 1), is out of control and will crash into the Earth within the next 7...

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in...